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Old 05-28-2013, 05:55 AM
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Default Boat hits Johnny Mercer pier

I am sure this guy redefined having a bad day ....

http://www.wsfx.com/story/22431994/b...ghtsville-pier
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DWI, luckily know one was killed

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Having a nice boat doesn't make you a boater and alcohol definitely doesn't help judgement or common sense.
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Where's the offshore "dock"?
Old 05-28-2013, 06:21 AM
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I'm sure there's plenty of stories to share about idiot encounters on the water from this weekend.

On another note, gotta love the news, "trying to dock offshore" WTF does that mean?
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It's like getting hit by someone after you've had a few.

Guy's boozing...perfect time for the engines to crap out.

What does "dock offshore" mean anyway?

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:29 AM
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I loved seeing the Seatow of Wrightsville beach pictures from this weekend (Facebook). Their fleet of boats were busy to say the least.
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Seatow pulled the boat to Marinemax and wild life had it hauled out. There are 3 conflicting stories. First owner claims he was anchored, the anchor didn't hold, he lost the engine, and drifted to the pier. Then people got of and went to shore. Second Wild life says he didn't lose the engine, but still anchor didn't hold and hit the pier, and wild life got people to shore. Third, they left the boat at anchor, went to the beach, then anchor let loose and drifted to the pier. The boat has cosmetic damage to the swim platform, a bent prop and bent rudder. Owners were at boat early this morning talking about what to do.
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Originally Posted by mesystems View Post
Seatow pulled the boat to Marinemax and wild life had it hauled out. There are 3 conflicting stories. First owner claims he was anchored, the anchor didn't hold, he lost the engine, and drifted to the pier. Then people got of and went to shore. Second Wild life says he didn't lose the engine, but still anchor didn't hold and hit the pier, and wild life got people to shore. Third, they left the boat at anchor, went to the beach, then anchor let loose and drifted to the pier. The boat has cosmetic damage to the swim platform, a bent prop and bent rudder. Owners were at boat early this morning talking about what to do.

Does Seatow have salvage rights?, the fact it was in the surf and in danger of major damage when they pulled it out, what claims do they have.
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Originally Posted by dpcarson View Post
Having a nice boat doesn't make you a boater and alcohol definitely doesn't help judgement or common sense.
That's for darn sure! Saw a ton of big expensive boats out this weekend being operated by people that had no clue what they were doing. Saturday there was a big one that was run aground right where the lockwood inlet meets the intercaostal. Had the whole darn intersection clocked up at low tide where it's already hard to navigate. We almost ran aground trying to get around them.
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Originally Posted by CarolinaKings View Post
That's for darn sure! Saw a ton of big expensive boats out this weekend being operated by people that had no clue what they were doing. Saturday there was a big one that was run aground right where the lockwood inlet meets the intercaostal. Had the whole darn intersection clocked up at low tide where it's already hard to navigate. We almost ran aground trying to get around them.
There was another one around Sunday on the Jay Bird shoals between Bald Head and Oak Island.
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Was in Swansboro area and heard the Coast Guard trying to make contact on Ch. 16. Thought it a bit wierd, but then again it's Memorial Day weekend. I ended up having to help some newbies recover their boat at the Cedar Point ramp yesterday, too. I knew I should've stayed in.
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Hey Carolina Kings? What time did that boat run a ground Saturday?
Old 05-28-2013, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CarolinaKings View Post
That's for darn sure! Saw a ton of big expensive boats out this weekend being operated by people that had no clue what they were doing. Saturday there was a big one that was run aground right where the lockwood inlet meets the intercaostal. Had the whole darn intersection clocked up at low tide where it's already hard to navigate. We almost ran aground trying to get around them.
This must have been the idiot that came through lockwood river on low tide wide open and rocked us. Saturday after 12pm the joy riders came alive and about 4pm, the party drivers kicked in. We docked the boat and had dinner.
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Originally Posted by sea_major View Post
Was in Swansboro area and heard the Coast Guard trying to make contact on Ch. 16. Thought it a bit wierd, but then again it's Memorial Day weekend. I ended up having to help some newbies recover their boat at the Cedar Point ramp yesterday, too. I knew I should've stayed in.
there was a guy in what looked to be a 25' keywest that dropped the boat off the trailer straight on to the concrete friday afternoon at the cedar point ramp. they somehow got the thing to float again but it didn't look pretty.
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Originally Posted by mesystems View Post
Seatow pulled the boat to Marinemax and wild life had it hauled out. There are 3 conflicting stories. First owner claims he was anchored, the anchor didn't hold, he lost the engine, and drifted to the pier. Then people got of and went to shore. Second Wild life says he didn't lose the engine, but still anchor didn't hold and hit the pier, and wild life got people to shore. Third, they left the boat at anchor, went to the beach, then anchor let loose and drifted to the pier. The boat has cosmetic damage to the swim platform, a bent prop and bent rudder. Owners were at boat early this morning talking about what to do.
None of these are completely accurate...read the newspaper and you'll find out why he was so close to shore...Wildlife didnt rescue anyone and damage report is pretty accurate
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Originally Posted by jpw64 View Post
Hey Carolina Kings? What time did that boat run a ground Saturday?
Guess we came through there around 2:00 and Sea Tow was there trying to pull him off. We saw them snap a line trying to pull it. It was a pretty big boat. We tried to cut to the ocean side towards Oak Island thinking there would be enough water, but no dice. Had to go back around the other way once Sea Tow moved.
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This is an enjoyable thread. Should keep an "Idiot Boater" thread going at all times and post pics.
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Originally Posted by opg View Post
None of these are completely accurate...read the newspaper and you'll find out why he was so close to shore...Wildlife didnt rescue anyone and damage report is pretty accurate
Newspaper is the last place to look for accurate information. They said he was "docking" offshore..
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Originally Posted by colecaz View Post
Newspaper is the last place to look for accurate information. They said he was "docking" offshore..
Made close pass to shore to wave at friends on beach...Hit bottom and lost engine...Drifted into pier

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